Career Services


I391 Internship in Informatics Professional Practice

The School of Informatics and Computing believes that real-world experience is a valuable part of an educational program. The school provides students a way to obtain academic credit for their work experience. Students receive credit for selected career-related work. Employment must involve professional activity representative of Informatics.

Students may earn 1-3 credits for I391 Internship in Informatics Professional Practice per semester, and a maximum of 3 credits will count as general electives towards graduation. 60 hours of supervised work is required per credit hour taken.

I391 credit is generally given for internships where the student intern is a freshman, sophomore, or junior and has not completed the majority of core classes in Informatics. The technology component of the internship need not be extensive, but must be present.

  • Currently pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in the School of Informatics and Computing.
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better)
  • Have completed I101.

PLEASE NOTE: All internships for academic credit are subject to standard course fees for the University. You can use the Office of Bursar's Tuition Estimator to estimate your semester fees.

Finding Employment
  • Through University Career Fairs in the fall or spring semester, and/or the Bloomington Technology Partnership Career and Internship Fair in the spring.
  • Through on-line internship postings in the Career Services SoIC Careers system or other online resources.
  • Through your own personal contacts or efforts to secure your own internship.
  • Through the IU Career Development Center on-line postings or fairs (though most will come through the School of Informatics and Computing instead).
  • Through other assistance from Career Services.
 I391 internships must be approved by the SOIC before any authorization to enroll is given. The approval decision will be based on the prerequisites listed above.

To apply, potential interns should go to the SOIC Careers Site and submit an application.

Applications must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of the semester during which the internship will begin. It is preferred that students submit their contract as soon as possible after securing an internship (i.e. the previous semester).

Staff will verify that interns are in full compliance with prerequisite requirements. After the application has been approved, interns will be authorized to register for the I391 course.

I391 Deliverables